Kamakura Visitor's Guide

Tourist spots

Tourist spots

Zuisenji Temple


Zuisenji Temple was founded in 1327 by Nikaido Doun as a founding patron and the founding priest was Muso Soseki. Ashikaga Motouji, the first Kamakura governor, was entombed here it became an official government location and is one of the Kanto Jissetsu(ten important temples of Rinzai Sect of the Kanto region). The pavilion on the hill behind the garden is called the Henka Ichirantei. It was designed by Muso Soseki. It was a sanctuary of literary arts for the monks of the five great Rinzai temples of Kamakura. Also, in the Edo period Tokugawa Mitsukuni compiled the Shinpen Kamakura-shi there. The flowers diligently planted for each season dedicated to this temple allow visitors to enjoy its beauty. Kamakura's 33 Kannon No. 6. Kamakura's 24 Jizo No. 7. Nominated for Inspection on the World Heritage List.


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710 Nikaido, Kamakura City
Entrance fee High school students and older: ¥200, Elementary school students: ¥100
Group discount (min. 30 people) High school students and older: ¥150, Elementary school students: ¥50
9:00 - 17:00 (April - September)
9:00 - 16:30 (October - March)
Muso Soseki garden. Jizo Bosatsu statue (known as the Dokomoku Jizo). Yamazaki Houdai tanka inscribed monument. Yoshino Hideo tanka inscribed monument. Kubota Mantaro haiku inscribed monument. Takahama Kyoshi haiku inscribed monument. Ooya Souichi monument. Yoshida Shouin monument.
[Spring] paperbush, wisteria
[Summer] bellflower
[Autumn] Winter cherry, colorful leaves
[Winter] daffodil, plum, camellia
Public restroom available
From JR Kamakura Station East Exit: At Terminal No.4 take a bus bound for "Daito-no-miya", get off at the last stop and A 15-minute walk

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